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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 19, 2009 8:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: HIJACK gone bad...

Doing my token Brit editorial bit for historical accuracy:

"We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be; we shall fight on beaches, landing grounds, in fields, in streets and on the hills. We shall never surrender and even if, which I do not for the moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, will carry on the struggle until in God's good time the New World with all its power and might, sets forth to the liberation and rescue of the Old."

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Nov 19, 2009 9:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: HIJACK gone bad...

Can't vouch for historical accuracy but I heard that one day in Parliament someone mentioned to Churchill that his trouser flies were open. "dead birds don't fly" he replied.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 19, 2009 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: HIJACK gone bad...

Thanks! You'd think I'd know that by now, but as we have compared quotes so often from him, there are just TOO many good ones...

Here's an anecdote about him being an "nice" guy at times as well, from an Orson Wells interview on Dick Cavett show:

Orson was in Italy, at a resort, after WWII (had met Winnie briefly prior), and was wooing a famous producer to fund his latest pitch/project at a table, and not getting along, when Winnie walked by and nodded in acknowledgement toward Orson...this greatly impressed the producer, and that night at a social function, Orson thanked Winnie for the courtesy...explained the situation too.

Next day while again working the producer hard to get his $$, Orson sees Winnie passing thru, notes he makes a direct line toward Orson, and then, humbly bows before him before passing on...

Pretty funny, eh? Orson said it worked too...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 19, 2009 10:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: HIJACK gone bad...

For some reason that put me in mind of this old celebrity chestnut:

A businessman called Roger is attending a swish charity dinner and on his way to his table he sees Frank Sinatra sitting with his friends. The guy stops and introduces himself to Sinatra. 'Mr Sinatra, my name is Roger. It would really be a great favour to me if you would be kind enough to stop by at my table over there. I'm sure my business colleagues would be really impressed if you could just, you know, even nod to me on your way out.'

'Sure', says Sinatra, 'I'll drop by later.' At the end of the dinner Sinatra strolls past Roger's table, gives him a friendly slap on the back and says 'Hi there, Roger. How are you doing, buddy?'

Roger looks at him and sighs. 'Fuck off, Frank, can't you see I'm busy here?'

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 19, 2009 10:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: HIJACK gone bad...

Ha! Even better than Winnie's!

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Poster: mcglone Date: Nov 19, 2009 9:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: HIJACK gone bad...

hey, rob

heard of this cat?

ian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzxxmDWf-Kg&;feature=related

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 19, 2009 9:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: HIJACK gone bad...

Damn, no - this is good stuff. And to think I was AT the 2007 Cambridge Folk Fest. That's the trouble with these big festivals you can be stuck watching something ordinary while there's something great going down elsewhere. I'm definitely going to investigate this guy further - thanks for the head's up, Ian.

While you're here, do you have a website where I can see your photographs? I think you had some stuff on the old Campfire Ditties site, but that's ancient internet history now.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 19, 2009 9:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: HIJACK gone bad...REAL BAD

Great Britain's greatest military weapon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhmnOpoGAPw

(kind of goes along with spam)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 19, 2009 9:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: HIJACK gone bad...REAL BAD

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Nov 19, 2009 9:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: HIJACK gone bad...REAL BAD

Ive been listening to the '69 Ark shows for a week now.

I think I need a new brain from Curry's.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 19, 2009 10:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: HIJACK gone bad...REAL BAD

April 69!

Great, great month!

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Nov 19, 2009 2:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: HIJACK gone bad...REAL BAD

No truer statement has been said. Im lovin all of it.
I did a forum search on the Ark and came up with a thread of yours and others comparing the Ark to The Avalon.
Sounds fun so the Avalon is up next week. Im familiar with 4/6 as it was one of my first boots, but less familiar with the others.

"Turn up TC!"